650-1750

Main

694

694

The Tibetans & Eastern Goturks are defeated by the T'ang Chinese

732

732

The Battle of tours, France

800

800

Coffee was discovered & known as "Arabian Wine"

861

861

Viking find Iceland

906

906

Magyars invade Germany

960

960

Sung Dynasty founded in China

1001

1001

Chinese perfect gunpowder

1086

1086

The Doomsday Book is written for William the Conquerer

1190

1190

Sunglasses invented in China

1227

1227

War ends between France & England

1290

1290

Jews settle in England

1310

1310

Shoes were made for both left & right feet

1357

1357

Jeffrey Chaucer starts writing

1420

1420

Emperor Ming II moves the capital of China from Nanking to Peking (Beijing)

1492

1492

Jews driven from Spain

1540

1540

Italian war

1590

1590

Compound microscope is invented

1600

1600

Shakespeare publishes "Hamlet"

1676

1676

The first Thanksgiving proclaimation

1706

1706

Benjamin Franklin is born